This is breaking news on 5/31/17. It is being reported by several news sources that the newly appointed FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller III, has cleared the former FBI Director James Comey to testify before congress, as early as June 5, 2017 about his interactions with the republican President Donald Trump before he was fired on 5/9/17.
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On 5/31/17, Eric Lichtblau of CNN News penned the following report, “Comey to testify publicly about Trump confrontations.”
“Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week (6/5/17) to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide’s ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday (5/31/17).
“Final details are still being worked out and no official date for his testimony has been set. Comey is expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russia during last year’s presidential election.”
“Since his firing last month (5/9/17), dramatic accounts have emerged in the New York Times, CNN, and elsewhere about the tense confrontations with Trump that Comey memorialized in memos afterward. A week after he took office in January, Trump allegedly demanded Comey’s “loyalty” if he kept him on as FBI director, and he urged Comey to drop his ongoing investigation into Michael Flynn, Trump’s fired national security adviser, in a separate, one-on-one meeting.”